Maybe I have been doing it all wrong with all this therapy. Maybe I need to just follow 12 days of Brain Fitness and I'd be done. This little list hits the major points of brain fitness that you'd find at Reader's Digest or any other similar popular periodicals. Maybe all I need is:Image via Wikipedia
On the twelfth day of Brain Fitness
My true love gave to me:
12 New Neural Pathways
11 Social Card Games
10 Dark Chocolate Bars
9 Oz of Salmon
8 Hours of Sleeping
7 Cups of Green Tea
6 Bottles of Red Wine
5 Hours of Exercise
4 Walnuts and Almonds
3 Kinds of Berries
2 Power Naps
And Brain Training For Neuro-plasticity!
On the other hand, the folks over at SharpBrains would beg to differ. They have 10 Myths of Cognitive Fitness:
Myth 10: Forget about structured brain training…all you need is to talk to friends, read the paper and do puzzles.
Reality: While more mental stimulation is always better than less, you should know that not all types of mental exercise are the same at enhancing targeted cognitive and emotional skills.
“Growth only really comes at the point of resistance, but that is the moment that we tend to stop. Because it hurts…pushing our limits is a muscle that can be cultivated like any other–incrementally” — Joshua Waitzkin, chess champion and author of The Art of Learning.